Archive of November 16, 2010

Archdiocese speaks out against murder of mayor-elect in Mexico

Nov 16, 2010 - 09:58 pm .- The communications office of the Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico has told public officials that Mexicans need to see results in the fight against violence in the country. The office's statement came a week after a local  incoming mayor was killed.

Vatican TV makes high-definition move with new broadcast van

Nov 16, 2010 - 07:22 pm .- The Vatican has unveiled a new tool for evangelization in the form of a van equipped with 17 high-definition cameras for live and outdoor broadcasting.

Archbishop reminds Catholics of God's presence in times of persecution

Nov 16, 2010 - 05:54 pm .- Bishop Marcelo Raul Martorell of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina reminded Catholics on Nov. 14 that God will always watch over those who are persecuted because of their faith in Christ.  Even in “the extreme cases of losing their lives,” he explained, “they will have gained eternal life.”

Vatican, Iranian officials agree on religious freedom issues

Nov 16, 2010 - 04:22 pm .- Officials from Iran and the Vatican, meeting in Tehran, announced agreement on a set of principles concerning freedom of religion and government. 

Church analyst: Election of Archbishop Dolan signals desire for strong leader

Nov 16, 2010 - 02:17 pm .- A well-known Church analyst says the election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as president of the U.S. bishops' conference is a confirmation that the bishops want a strong, outspoken leader to guide the Church in an increasingly polarized and secular culture.

Peruvian bishop blasts proposal to lower sexual consent age to 14

Nov 16, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- The president of the Peruvian bishops' committee on the family has warned the country's Congress that lowering the age of sexual consent will turn Peru into a “sexual paradise” for tourists interested in child prostitution.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan named as president of US bishops' conference

Nov 16, 2010 - 10:24 am .- The U.S. bishops have elected New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan as president of the U.S. bishops' conference.

Striking down Prop. 8 would have 'Roe v. Wade' impact, Archbishop Kurtz says

Nov 16, 2010 - 05:15 am .- If the hotly debated Proposition 8 in California is overturned by the judicial system, the cultural impact of defeating the traditional marriage initiative will be “akin to Roe v. Wade,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz at the ongoing fall bishops' meeting.

Pontifical Council for Culture to host Hollywood dialogue event

Nov 16, 2010 - 03:10 am .- The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Camartis Institute are calling for more North American partners and sponsors for an event aimed at bringing together people from the Hollywood movie industry and the Catholic Church.

Without priests, Catholic military personnel seeking out Protestant pastors

Nov 16, 2010 - 12:54 am .- Military Archbishop Timothy Broglio told bishops at their annual gathering in Baltimore that the U.S. military is facing an alarming shortage of priests that is increasingly leading Catholic servicemen to seek help from Protestant pastors.

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